All-Sports Edge Speed & Conditioning
Have a great 2022-23 school and sports year
See you in the Summer of 2023

If you would like to express interest in the program, please send us an email.

What are the all-sports onsite sessions all about?
Go to this link for photos.

All-Sports Speed & Conditioning Staff

Program Director
Fernando Braz
Go to this page for information about Coach Braz.

Dave Smith
► GTD Director

Pat Mayo
► Peabody High Assistant track coach; sprint and technical coach
► GTD Speed & Conditioning coach
► Football coach for 5 years
► 3-sport high school athlete (track, football, lacrosse)
► College Division 3 Lacrosse Athlete

Scott Myers
► Teacher at Peabody High School
► Peabody High School Freshmen Boys Soccer Coach
► Peabody High School Assistant Track Coach; sprints and relays
► 3 sport captain at Peabody High School (soccer, indoor track, and outdoor track)
► Competed at New Balance Nationals in high school in 2013 on 3 relay teams

Kerstin Darsney
► Teacher for Woburn Public Schools
► High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump and Hurdles coach at Andover High School
► Division 1 multi event track athlete for 5 years at UMass Lowell
► Event PRs under the coaching of UMass Lowell: 200m: 24.7, 400m: 56.7, High Jump: 5-11, Triple Jump: 42-2, Long Jump: 19-5
► Hold records at UMass Lowell in the Pentathlon, High Jump and Triple Jump
► 3-time D1 NCAA Regional Qualifier in High Jump and Triple Jump

Dan Harris
► Peabody High School Horizontal Jumps Coach
► Peabody High School Teacher
► 2016 Salem State University graduate with dual masters degree
► GTD Coach since 2015

Moisse Irizarry
► Hurdle/High Jump coach at Peabody High School
► 2 sport captain in high school (basketball and track)
► Competed at the New Balance Nationals three years in a row
► Ran college track at UMass/Dartmouth
► PRs -- 110 hurdles 14.75; High Jump 6-6
► Ran on the UMass/Dartmouth 4x4 school record team
► Currently at Salem State University studying Criminal Justice

Nikki Ruggiero
► Studying in the Masters Occupational Therapy Program at Salem State University
► Studied Health and Rehabilitation Science at Emmanuel College
► 4-yr soccer and track & field athlete at Lasell University and Emmanuel College
► 2-time GNAC Champion for EC (indoor track 2020 & outdoor track 2022
► 2 sport captain at Peabody High School (indoor & outdoor track and field)
► 4-yr soccer and track & field athlete at Peabody High School

Shane Braz
► Teacher in Lynn Public Schools
► Coached in GTD's all-sports and xc programs
► Runner at the collegiate level at DII Stonehill College 2018-22
► 3 Season Stonehill Captain 2021-2022 (XC, Indoor/Outdoor Track)
► 10k PR (Cross)31:54; 5k PR 15:33
► Won multiple academic/athletic awards during collegiate career from NE10 Conference and CoSIDA, including Honor Rolls and Academic Teams for DII.
► Graduated with Double Major: Secondary Education + English

Connor Donovan
► Teacher at Methuen High School
► Coaches football at Methuen
► Coaches hurdles, long jump, sprints at Methuen
► Ran track at UMass/Lowell (Div. 1) 4 years
► PRs -- 110 hurdles 15.2; 400 hurdles 53.5
► Part of UMass/Lowell's 1st indoor conference championship, scoring in 500 and 4x400

Phil Cannon
► Teacher at Peabody High School
► Assistant track coach at Peabody
► 2-sport athlete in high school

Chris Morales
► Studying Exercise and Sports Science at Fitchburg State University
► Peabody High School Assistant Track Coach (Sprints)
► 2 sport captain at Peabody High School (Indoor and Outdoor Track)
► Competed at New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor at Peabody High School in 2019
► Captain of Fitchburg State Indoor and Outdoor Track and field team
► Head Lifeguard and Swim instructor at the Torgian Family YMCA

Victoria Holleran

Speed and Conditioning Program

The GTD All-Sports Conditioning Program prepares athletes for the fall competitive season.

The sessions include, but are not limited to, circuits, core, plyometrics, and endurance training.

Each athlete receives a weekly guideline of suggested training.

This program is available for elementary school (age 6 and up), middle school, high school, collegiate, and open athletes.

Note: Athletes running xc in the fall should register for the GTD cross-country program.

Frequently Asked Questions -- and Answers

Question -- Can someone miss time in the program and still participate?
Answer -- Yes. The program has the flexibility and ability to implement conditioning to those who aren't able to make the entire 6 weeks.


This is a progressive development program. The goal is to enhance the athlete’s fitness and conditioning for a successful fall season.

Through these sessions, athletes will improve their speed, quickness, balance, agility, form, endurance, sport-specific technique, and overall conditioning.

Conditioning is attained by the appropriate level of progressive work at pace and over distance.

Athletes will learn conditioning strategies for future training and continued development throughout their athletic sessions.







Sport specific technique